When my older two kids were 7 and 9 we spent some time studying China. To finish our study, we completed a mini Great Wall of China out of Rice Krispie Treats.
To start, with the kids buttered a couple bread pans.
We made up the Rice Krispie Treats according to a standard recipe and put them in the greased pans. While the Rice Krispies firmed up, we took a hike on a nearby trail.
After our hike, we took the Rice Krispie Treats out of the pans and attempted to line it up in the shape of a wall. We quickly discovered that we needed to cut the loaf shape in half and build it up higher. Once we had it all in the correct position I piped frosting around the top edges.
My kids put a candy corn trim around the edges. The frosting acted as glue to keep the candy corn in place.
Here is the finished product. We added chocolate chips to make the walkways. This was pretty easy to make and was a sweet way to bring fun into the school day.
Projects like this can take a little time or effort, but these are the homeschooling moments that kids tend to remember. I don’t know about you, but spending time together is one of my main reasons for homeschooling.